Thursday, September 30, 2010

Inklings team weekend away

I have yet shown you the cards that I made on the Inklings team weekend away in August, Many Thanks to Jayne Mercer for organizing the weekend. What fun I had and sooo much stamping, I got to play with everyone's goodies.

This is just a couple of cards that I made, I can't wait till next August.

The Owl punch and Woodgrain BG stamp still on my wish list.

Artistic Etchings and En Francais BG Stamp Set.

This stamp set I received for free at convention, Printed Petals Stamp Set. Did I tell you that I love being a Demonstrator.

Artistic Etchings with the beautiful Vintage wallpaper embossing folder.

Another one still on my wish list, Bella Toile BG stamp.

Razzle Dazzle Stamp Set with beautiful wings embosslits die.

Friends never fade stamp set.
I would like to say a big thank you for all the comments that I have receiving.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Inkspiration # 41 and Curtain Call Act 49

This week Kirsty is hosting Inspiration Sketch Challenge, Kirsty has added a bit of a twist, Watercolouring. I have also used the beautiful colours from Stacey's Curtain Call.

Here's what I came up with.

Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Basic Black
SU Stamps: Elements of style
SU Inks: Real Red, Sahara Sand, Black Staz On, Soft Suede
SU Other: Black Stain Ribbon, Vintage Brads, Elegant Soiree DSP, Scallop Trim Edge Border Punch

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Just Add Ink #36

Look at this sketch, beautiful. I've made 2 simple cards but the possibilities are endless. If you would like to play along click HERE

Do you think this would be suitable for a male card?

I have used the beautiful growing green stamp set again.

A close up of the watercolouring.

Card Recipe 1:
SU Cardstock: Crumb cake, night of navy
SU Stamps: classic stars wheel, nursery necessities (retired), occasional greetings
SU Inks: crumb cake, night of navy
SU Other: Elegant Soiree DSP, Night of Navy satin ribbon, vintage brad, mat pack, small star (retired) and large star punch.

Card Recipe 2:
SU Cardstock: Crumb Cake
SU Stamps: growing green, short and sweet
SU Inks: crumb cake, pear pizzazz, whisper white, black Staz on
SU Other: Newsprint DSP, Daffodil Delight Satin Ribbon, basic pearls, watercolouring paper

Thursday, September 23, 2010

A Elegant Birthday

This card I made for Michele's birthday last week. Check out the vintage brad and Elegant Soiree DSP, nice huh!!!

Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: very vanilla, baja breeze, crumb cake, soft suede
SU Stamps: Elements of style and Curly cute
SU Inks: baja breeze, crumb cake, Soft suede
SU Other: elegant soiree DSP, vintage brads, vanilla satin ribbon, scallop trim border punch, top note die, spritzer, sponge daubers.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Just Add Ink #35

This week challenge is Just Add Sympathy. I have used Thinking of You for the sentiments, that's what I would say when there's a lost one. I have used again my favourite stamp set from the new catalogue Just Believe.

This time I have used my marina mist satin ribbon, pretty huh! I still have a couple of shares left.

Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Marina Mist and Whisper White
SU Stamps: Just Believe and sentiment is from Sincere Salutations.
SU Inks: Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Not Quite Navy, Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie
SU Other: Circle scissors for my circle template, marina mist ribbon.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Inkspirations Colour Challenge #40

I really like the colours this week from Makeesha, check it out HERE.

I need one more card for my embossing class next week. So this is what I came up with...What do you think? Contact me if you would like come along.

Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: basic grey, whisper white, so saffron, rose red
SU Stamps: Just Believe
SU Inks: Versa Mark
SU Other: White embossing powder, clear embossing, 1 1/4 circle punch, scallop edge punch, mat pack, basic rhinestone, heat gun.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Embossing Class

What do you think? This is just one of the card that we will be making at my Embossing Class next week.

Embossing Class

7pm Friday 24th September
Make 3 different cards using a heat gun
At Parklea, Address given on booking
Cost $10
Booking essential contact me

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Take two

I'm back with my second card with the right colours this time. I have incorporated the sketch challenge from Sweet Sunday with soft colours from Just Add Ink.

Look at my brand new Crumb Cake ink....I'm in love

Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Crumb Cake, So Saffron, Pretty In Pink, Certainly Celery and Whisper White
SU Stamps: Growing Green, Curly Cute
SU Ink: Crumb Cake
SU Other: Certainly Celery Satin Ribbon, Pretty In Pink Brad and scallop trim border punch.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Inkspiration Sketch Challenge #39

Hi there,
I sat down on Friday night and crafted with Imogen. Imogen gave me a colour challenge Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, whisper white and I added basic black. My colour challenge for Imogen is Poppy Parade, Peach Parafait, Pear Pizzazz with a neutral.

So I incorporated my challenge with this weeks sketch challenge from Makeesha. Check it out HERE to play along.

Yep I have been having sooo much fun play with my new stamps, punch and that beautiful Satin Ribbon, I still have some satin ribbon shares left if you like to partipate just let me know.

I have kept it simple and embossed the stunning stamp set elements of style. What do you think? I have a embossing class in a couple of weeks if you would like to attend contact me at

Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Whisper White and Basic Black
SU Stamps: Elements of Style (NEW)
SU Inks: versa mark
SU Other: Clear and Black embossing powder, Black Satin Ribbon (NEW), Scallop Trim border punch (NEW) hodgepodge hardware.

Look at this great card Imogen has made using the new in colours and ribbon.

Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Pear Piazzaz, Peach Parafait, Poppy Parade.
SU Stamps: Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Tart and Tangy
SU Inks: Whisper white, Pear Piazzaz
SU Other: Peach Parafait Ribbon, Square Punch, Word Window punch.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Just Add Ink #34

Whoops I was having so much fun play with my new goodies, when finished my card I have noticed my brand new satin ribbon was a lot darker then so saffron.......because it's not so saffron it's Daffodil delight....

I will give this challenge another try but here's my first offering. If you would like to have a play along with pretty colour click HERE

Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Certainly Celery
SU Stamps: Growing Green (New) and Curly Cute (New)
SU Inks: Black Staz On, Certainly Celery, Pretty In Pink, So Saffron, Versa Mark
SU Other: Scallop Trim Border(New) , Daffodil Delight Satin Ribbon (New), Basic Pearls (New)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

New Toys

I received my box of new goodies on Tuesday but hadn't had the chance to have a play as my daughter was having surgery on Tuesday. So this week's challenge on ESAD is to create a 2 layer card. ESAD you say? It stands for Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators for Stampin Up! just one of many perks of being a Stampin Up! Demonstrator.

I have used my brand new Style Beautiful stamp Set and also a vintage brad, I'm in love with the brads.
Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Ivory Naturals
SU Stamps: Style Beautiful, All a Flutter
SU Inks: Sahara Sand, Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Staz On, Poppy Parade (new In Colour)
SU Other: Vintage Brad, Trimmer for the scoring, spritzer.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Gorgeous Ribbon Share

Have you seen the new Stampin Up Catalogue yet? You should see all the New Ribbon in New Colours. I'm running 2 ribbon shares, Please send me an email if you would like to take part in a share. Postage is FREE

New In Colour 1/2" 1.3cm Stitched-Poly Ribbon in 5 yummy colours.
Approx 2.30 metres of each colour, 11.50 metres in total the is Cost $14.20

5/8” 1.6cm Beautiful Satin Ribbon in 13 colours.
Approx 1.37 metres in each colour, 13.7 metres in total. Cost $22.00.

Please feel free to contact for more information.

Inkspiration Colour Challenge #38

This week brings a colour challenge from Makeesha, if you would like to play along click HERE.

I started out making a birthday card but the colours felt like Christmas. So my Birthday card has turned into a non traditional Christmas card. I have clear embossed my image, I love how clear embossing brings out the colours.

Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Whisper White, Old Olive, Baja Breeze, Ruby Red (retired), Chocolate Chip
SU Stamps: Baroque motifs and Teeny Tiny Sentiments.
SU Ink: Old Olive, Versa Mark.
SU Other: Old olive ribbon, clear embossing powder, heat tool.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Just Add Ink #33

Just a quick post, I should be cleaning the bathrooms. Look at this great sketch from the JAI team, if you would like to play along click HERE.

I love this sketch. I had a little play with my new Artistic Etchings Stamp Set. I have used embossed resist technique using pretty in pink and regal rose.

Card Recipe:
SU Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla.
SU Stamps: Artistic Etchings, En Francais BG, Sentiment is from Great Friends.
SU Inks: sahara sand, chocolate chip, pretty in pink, regal rose, versa mark.
SU Other: clear embossing powder, chocolate chip ribbon (retired), twine, lot's tag dies, curly label punch.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Inkspiration Sketch Challenge

I didn't think I would get this challenge finished. It's been sitting on my desk all week. Chantelle is hosting this weeks sketch challenge. Check out the challenge HERE

I've used a brand new stamp Party this way that I received for free from convention (I just love Stampin Up). The DSP is now retired and also Ruby Red is a retiring colour.

Card Recipe
SU Cardstock: So Saffron, Baja Breeze, Ruby Red (retired), Whisper White.
SU Stamps: Party this way (NEW)
SU Ink: Baja Breeze, versa mark.
SU Other: Twine, White embossing powder, Sweet slumber DSP.